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Ayman Udas, Pushto Singer shot by her brothers

By Sadaf • May 3rd, 2009 • Category: Misc • 25 Comments

A RISING musical star was allegedly shot dead by her own brothers in the conservative city of Peshawar in Pakistan last week after she had appeared on television.

The murder of Ayman Udas, who was in her early thirties and newly married, has shocked the city’s artistic community because it symbolises a backlash against women and cultural freedom in an area that is increasingly dominated by Islamic funda-mentalists.

As a singer and song writer in her native Pashto, the language of the tribal areas and the NorthWest Frontier province, Udas frequently performed on PTV, the state-run channel.

She won considerable acclaim for her songs but had become a musician in the face of bitter opposition from her family, who believed it was sinful for a woman to perform on television.

Ashamed of her growing popularity her two brothers are reported to have entered her flat last week while her husband was out and fired three bullets into her chest. Neither has been caught.

The final song performed by Udas on screen seems to have portended her death. It was entitled, “I died but still live among the living, because I live on in the dreams of my lover.” Udas, a divorced mother of two, had remarried 10 days before she was murdered.

Fellow performers, many of whom have received death threats from hardline Islamist groups, were stunned by the killing.

In recent months several popular artists have been forced to stop performing as singers and comedians. Others have fled the country or moved to other cities.

Initially, it was believed that Udas was killed by an Islamic group. But Usman Khan, her husband, told police in a statement that she had been killed by her brothers because they could not come to terms with her musical career.

He said: “She was killed for breaking her family traditions.”

Source: Sunday Times


 

 

 
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  1. this is true that a legend has been killed.but all is this she was a great singer.thanks for posting information about a great pashto singer.

  2. When I listened Aiman for the first time, I found absolute perfection in her voice,tone and her poetry. This is the second singer who attracted thousands of song lovers like Azra Naz.
    But her voice is more strong and the multi stream equallizer sound made her collection complete different from today’s pushto female singers.

    De Aiman hare naghme juda andaz, juda saaz ao juda Khwand de.

    Ye phool apni latafat ki daad pa na saka
    Khila zaroor magar khil ke muskura na saka.

  3. she was a great singer of pushtoo language but she wil be alive in our hearts due to her sweet tone

  4. She was a great singer as well great song.
    But them brother is just arrogent to kill her. she is still alive in our Heart and will still alive in our Heart. We can just pray for her and pray from Allah to give punishment of her killer.

  5. she was great singer.she should have not killed just for singing.it is great los.May Allah rest her in peace.

  6. Aiman Udaas was a great female pashto singer, she has also different tone that a person can feel hard pain in her tone.She was not a singer only also her poetry is too much good but its also painful for those people who loves music and peotry.And its big loss and space for music that will never fill again.We will remember her and now she is not amongst us but still live in our hearts and will live for always.May ALLAH give her Jannat ul Firdous Ameen

  7. hi
    when i come to know that aymen udass was killed i feel very sad for her she was a great as well as great poet in pashto history
    may ALLAH bless ayemn udass

  8. kala che dar yad sham mehani rapasi ogora,
    ya da lowano hagha kosi rapasi ogora.
    ya charta ki gora da bacha pa taht ba nast yem,
    ya da darweshano darwzi ra pasi ogora.
    ya charta pa dashto lewano ghunti ba garzam,
    ya da abaseen ghati chapi rapasi ogora.
    ta ho za her kari wom os sala dar yadigam,
    hamaha che gori afsani rapassi ogora.
    domra dir zayono ki milawo ka darta na shom,
    biya da sroo kabrono sri tahti rapasi ogora.
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    didicated to : all my loveing and sweet frndz

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  10. It is a petty. Though I did not know much about Ayman Udas but I listened her songs for quite while. I heard of this killing way back but did know of her. I did not know Ayman Udas by name or by face but listened to her songs. I really liked the voice and tune. It was last night when I watched her song on TV and I started discussing the sweet voice with my friends and they just told me that she is now dead. I was stunned by this and could not believe it. Believe me I was about to cry. In Pashto music industry, whenever there is a new emergence especially female artists, the voice is shut either forcefully or traditionally. I remember Shakila Naaz and Farzana. They were at peak sometime but suddenly disappeared from the scene.

    I really count this as a huge loss for Pashto music industry. Khudai de wa bakhshee.

  11. aiman udas da pashto hagha singer wa.. chi pa mujooda shazeena singero k zma pa aand saarai na durlood… haghe ta khuaai hagha salahiyatoona warkadi wo kum chi da sha insaan da shuhraat para zaroori v.. yaani da kamalaat pa derroo kamo singero k v ka hagha mardaana di ka shazeena di….chi shaayree ao gulokaari dwaraa mata pa mata makh pa raande bozdii…. ma pa awal zaal da shaheede da kalam da de pa khpala awaz k wawredo no yaqeenan chi hagha wakht ya zma pa zra k zaai joor kai ao zmoozh pa zroono k ba inshallah zmoozh tur marga zhwandai v…… allah jala jalalaho da da de rooh khushala saati ao pur makh safer de gulo gulzaar ki ammmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeennn;;;;;;;;;;;;;; z za yaw gul wam da dunya baagh ta raghalai m ma la sam khandali na wo khazaan raaghlai her hagha milgerai wroor chi da aiman udas da zhwand pa haqla sa maloomat laari khaas ker da de yaw khpal aziz ya rishtadaar sakha da khwaast kawam chi zma pa email address da mata email waki ao da de da zwan pa haqla ma khaber ki……………zma email addres [dwa_lawani@yahoo.com]

  12. aiman udas da pashto hagha singer wa.. chi pa mujooda shazeena singero k zma pa aand saarai na durlood… haghe ta khudaai hagha salahiyatoona warkadi wo kum chi da sha insaan da shuhraat da para zaroori v.. yaani da kamalaat pa derroo kamo singero k v ka hagha mardaana di ka shazeena di….chi shaayree ao gulokaari dwaraa mata pa mata makh pa raande bozdii…. ma pa awal zaal da shaheede da kalam [ zma da nmeene na tooba da] da de pa khpala awaz k wawredo no yaqeenan chi hagha wakht ya zma pa zra k zaai joor kai ao zmoozh pa zroono k ba inshallah zmoozh tur marga zhwandai v…… allah jala jalalaho da da de rooh khushala saati ao pur makh safer de gulo gulzaar ki ammmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeennn;;;;;;;;;;;;;; [za yaw gul wam da dunya baagh ta raghalai;;; ma la sam khandali na wo khazaan raaghlai] her hagha milgerai wroor chi da aiman udas da zhwand pa haqla sa maloomat laari khaas ker da de yaw khpal aziz ya rishtadaar sakha da khwaast kawam chi zma pa email address da mata email waki ao da de da zwan pa haqla ma khaber ki……………zma email addres [dwa_lawani@yahoo.com]

  13. ayman udass zama da khwakhe singara wa

  14. aiman udas mata dera grana wa……….dera zabardasta singara wa……da dera pukhtana av zabardasta gulokara wa……da haghe awaz ke yau bel shanta maza wa……..dase singeran pa pukhtano ke der kam paida kege………mang la da dwe qadar pakar day……..da de da sandara zama dera khwakha da “zama da mene na toba da bia ba na kom mina” da bilkul haqeqat ta nezde khabara da>>>>>>>>> zama da aiman udas azmat ta salam day…khude pak de warla jannatona warke……………
    ma sa waroke waqar av waroke javed hum der da afsos pa mood k nast de av pa aiman udas pase der khafa de…….

  15. I love ayman udas she was amazing pashto singe……………………………………..

  16. Ayman udas is best of ALL.
    It is said that (Puhtoon FUN hwahay ho FUNKAR na hwahay)
    GOD bless her.

    =>Lion Heart<=

  17. This media is not telling 100% truth.
    she was killed because she got re-married without being divorced with her first husband, her brothers and family were not in favour of her music career but they let her do it. then she married a man without asking her family, then she left him without divorce and then she married other guy just 1 month after she left (not formally)1st husband… this is what his brother told
    obviously its wrong but media needs to tell the whole story

  18. Man Yak Sawal Darem. Awal Kho Man Hum Yak Muslim Astem . Chera Musolmanan Zananan Ra Basyar Jaber Miknd ? Aya Zandagi Zan Ha Zandagi Nist? Aya Zananan Yak Qidi Ast? Agar Musolmani Ain Tor Bashad .Man Ain Din Ra Qabol NmiKnm.

  19. I miss you my dear and decent sister…………..Realy

  20. Aiman udas was really a great pushto singer ,but unfortunately she was killed by her brother.may ALLAH bless her

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